What makes a perfect date location? When it comes to dinner (or lunch!), we are always looking for a unique location with great ambience and amazing food. If you’re one of those who are always on the lookout for a romantic restaurant to bring your partner to, you’ve reached the right article. We have curated a list of 37 romantic restaurants in Singapore that we know are sure to set the mood for love.
1. Cable Car Sky Dining @ Mount Faber Peak – Fly Me To Japan edition
If you and your partner have been longing to go on a trip to Japan but have been unable to for obvious reasons, this romantic cable car experience might just satiate your wanderlust for the time being.
Launched in celebration of Singapore-Japan Relations’ 55th anniversary, the Fly Me To Japan Cable Car Sky Dining experience will take you on a journey to and from Mount Faber Peak and Sentosa over 90 minutes.
The experience starts on land where you’ll first be greeted with a welcome drink, appetisers, and soup at Arbora Bistro. Once you get your appetite going, you’ll be leaving to board your cable car that is beautified with Japanese-themed decals.
As you admire the panoramic view and city landscape of the Harbourfront area, you’ll get to indulge in an extensive Japanese cuisine menu with highlights like the Grilled Japanese Omi Wagyu and Pan-grilled Eel with Cabbage and Soba.
Vegetarians can certainly enjoy the sky-dining experience too, as a vegetarian menu option is available and it includes highlights like Lightly Boiled Baby Spinach with Toasted Sesame Seeds and Char-grilled King Abalone Mushrooms & Aubergine.
The Fly Me To Japan Cable Car Sky Dining experience is priced at S$385 for two persons and is available for booking here, till 31 December 2021.
Address: 109 Mount Faber Road, Mount Faber Peak, Singapore 099203 | Website
2. SKAI Bar
Perched atop the 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford, SKAI Bar is well-known for offering panoramic views of the Singapore skyline.
The bar recently reopened a partnership with Australia’s most respected winemaker, Penfolds, to offer a curated wine selection that caters to every occasion and everyone, from novice drinkers to seasoned wine enthusiasts. Taste a range of distinctive ‘House Styles’ that are an ultimate expression of the brand’s time-honoured tradition of only sourcing the best fruit from the best regions.
Also on the wine menu are full-bodied and fruit-forward wines such as Napa Valley’s Stag’s Leap and Beaulieu Vineyard, Australia’s Wolf Bass and Coldstream Hills as well as New Zealand’s Squealing Pig. Alternatively, you can also choose from a selection of terroir-driven Old World Wines that hail from classic winemaking states like Bordeaux and Tuscany. All glasses are priced from S$12 and wine bottles start at a price of S$55.
Apart from its vast selection of wines, the restaurant’s wine bar also offers a diverse collection of spirits, beers, and cocktails that might interest you instead if you aren’t a fan of wine. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails (S$25) such as Whiskey Sour, Kir Royale, and Cosmopolitan, all while enjoying the magnificent view of the sunset or the city’s night lights.
While you imbibe, do order some yummy bites to accompany the alcohol. Choose from a delectable assortment of sweet and savoury treats such as Kristal Caviar (S$150 for 30g), Duck Rilette served with Plum chutney and sourdough toast (S$26), and Foie Gras Terrine and Pistachio Madeleine (S$12).
P.S. Due to the recent heightened measures in response to the spike in COVID-19 cases in Singapore, SKAI Bar will only be reopening in early August as part of its efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus. However, you can still head down to the restaurant for a taste of exquisite grills.
Address: 2 Stamford Road, Hotel Swissôtel The Stamford, Level 70, Singapore 178882 | Website
3. Singapore Flyer Sky Dining Flight
For some sky-high romance, bring your date to a dining flight on the Singapore Flyer. Each meal lasts for about an hour and allows you to indulge in the view of Singapore’s magnificent skyline within a transparent capsule, with the choice of a four-course meal of either Western, Chinese or Vegetarian food.
Address: Singapore Flyer, 30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803 | Website
Think clean modern lines with a hint of floral – and you get Whitegrass. If your date is a budding food critic, Whitegrass is sure to satisfy him/her. This one Michelin-starred restaurant offers modern Australian fine dining and is helmed by Chef Sam Aisbett, who was previously from the much-celebrated Quay in Sydney.
Address: 30 Victoria St, #01-26/27, Chijmes, Singapore 187996 | Website
Braci is located along the bustling Boat Quay on the top levels of a rustic shophouse. This cosy little one-star Michelin restaurant serves modern Italian cuisine and classic cocktails and features an open-kitchen concept where you get to watch your food being made. The open-air rooftop bar also offers a stunning view of the Singapore River and sets the perfect atmosphere for a post-dinner tête-à-tête.
Address: 52 Boat Quay, #05-01/ #06-01, Singapore 049841 | Website
6. The Summerhouse
Quietly tucked in a spacious open space located in the Seletar countryside, experience a home away from home dining experience amidst The Summerhouse’s lush edible garden. Lighting definitely plays a pivotal role in setting the mood for a romantic dinner and The Summerhouse does it right with fairy lights streamed all over the open space.
Elevate your dinner experience by booking yourselves an air-conditioned dome that is exclusive to you and your S.O. only. Do note that this one-of-a-kind experience requires a minimum spending of S$300.
Apart from its ambience that has very much stolen our hearts, The Summerhouse also excels in serving top-notch authentic French farm-to-table cuisines that are all made of fresh and seasonal produce, with some even picked from the restaurant’s very own edible garden!
If you’ve been looking high and low for the perfect place to put the ring on your partner’s finger, we reckon The Summerhouse would definitely be a memorable space to do so.
Address: 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387 | Website
Named after and inspired by French chef-owner Julien Royer‘s grandmother, this famous French fine-dining restaurant is ranked no.9 in Asia’s 50 best restaurants 2017 and awarded two Michelin Stars in the Singapore Michelin Guide 2016. Impress your date with Odette’s Signature 55’ Rosemary Smoked Organic Egg, which features eggs poached at specifically 63.7 degrees for 55 minutes served in its shell and smouldering amidst a tray of dry ice.
Address: 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, #01-04, National Gallery, 178957 | Website
9. Potato Head Folk
Known for their burgers and set in an iconic pre-war shophouse, Potato Head Folk is a must-visit for those looking for a fun and quirky dining experience for a change from the usual fine dining places. The eatery is decorated with whimsical murals as well as peculiar art sculptures and serves Western food with an Asian influence. Dishes served at Potato Head Folk have equally whacky names – from Spongebob’s Krabby Patty burger to the Beets by Dre salad.
Address: 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143 | Website
10. Blu Kouzina
Blu Kouzina serves up authentic Greek food using ingredients sourced mainly from Greece. With a Mediterranean setting of sky blue and white plus a little olive oil on the side, Blu Kouzina is sure to make you feel like you’ve walked out of Singapore and into a romantic escapade right in the heart of Santorini.
Address: 10 Dempsey Road, #01-21, Singapore 247700 | Website
11. Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora
If you’re looking to splurge on your date for a special occasion, there’s no place like the Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora. The restaurant is situated in the middle of SEA Aquarium and offers a spectacular view of the aquarium that is sure to enthral!
Address: 22 Sentosa Gateway, S.E.A. Aquarium, #B1-455 & 456, Singapore 098136 | Website
12. Salt Grill & Sky Bar
Located on the top levels of ION Orchard, Salt Grill & Sky Bar offers an impressive panoramic view of the city skyline. Coupled with its elegant classy interior, a dining experience here is sure to bring your romance to new heights.
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, #55-01 & #56-01, Singapore 238801 | Website
13. The Clifford Pier Restaurant
Looking for the right place to celebrate your upcoming wedding anniversary? Reminisce the sweet past of young love and relive the nostalgia as The Clifford Pier’s menu is an ode to Marina Bay’s past and consists of true blue Singaporean cuisine – laksa, chicken rice and even soup kambing.
Address: 80 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore 049326 | Website
Within the charms of the Flower Dome at Gardens by The Bay lies Pollen, a European-style restaurant that offers its patrons the experience of dining amongst beautiful romantic blooms. Illuminated by natural sunlight and surrounded by lavish greenery, the restaurant gives you the full experience of al fresco dining without being exposed to the Singapore heat!
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, 01-09, Singapore 018953 | Website
15. Corner House
The Corner House is a quaint two-storey bungalow that dates back to 1910 and was previously inhabited by EJH Corner from 1929 to 1945 while he was Assistant Director of the Botanic Gardens. Apart from its fascinatingly rich history, The Corner House is also the proud owner of one Michelin star.
Address: 1 Cluny Road, E J H Corner House, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569 | Website
16. Tamarind Hill
Positioned atop Labrador Hill, Tamarind Hill offers Thai fine dining in a preserved colonial bungalow amidst lavish greenery. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Tamarind Hill is a hot spot for weddings – not a surprise given its idyllic charm.
Address: 30 Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119189 | Website
17. The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Halia – which stands for ‘ginger’ in Malay – is set in the Ginger Garden in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The restaurant in a garden is surrounded by lush foliage and patrons will be able to appreciate the scenery of abundant greenery while enjoying European cuisine fused with Asian inspiration.
Address: 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Garden, Singapore 259569 | Website
Coastes offers an intimate candle-lit dinner by the sea, and at the golden hour, amidst the backdrop of the setting sun. Need a break but can’t afford to travel on short notice? This restaurant-bar establishment offers serious tropical vacation vibes!
Address: 50 Siloso Beach Walk 01-06, Singapore 099000 | Website
19. Botanico & Bee’s Knees at The Garage
Previously a garage for cars (as easily inferred from its name), The Garage is a colonial building revamped into a modern establishment with two dining concepts – choose from a more casual, laid-back setting at Bee’s Knees on the first level or cosy up to a quaint, modern backdrop decorated with shrubs and florals in Botanico on the second level.
Address: 50 Cluny Park Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488 | Website
20. Masons @ Gillman Barracks
Housed in a traditional black-and-white colonial house that dates back to 1935, Masons exudes rustic allure and sentimental charm. The elegant European style decor is captivating without being overly fancy – perfect for casual weekend brunches!
Address: 8 Lock Rd, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108936 | Website
21. Privé Keppel
With several outlets that are equally charming, Prive has carved a name for themselves as a popular restaurant for European, Asian and Western cuisine in Singapore. The outlet at Keppel Bay offers a striking view of the pier and is sure to set the mood for love.
Address: 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore 098382 | Website
22. Open Farm Community
Explore urban farming and build new experiences as a couple at the Open Farm Community, which serves a variety of Western-Asian fusion food. The eating area is brightly illuminated by natural sunlight and modern furnishing, and includes an open kitchen. Don’t forget to venture into their edible garden and learn about how your food is grown with their farm-to-table concept!
Address: 130E Minden Rd, Singapore 248819 | Website
23. Lucha Loco
Spice up your love with bold and zesty flavours of the Mexican food served at Lucha Loco! The array of colours and flavours are bound to pepper your date and leave a tingly feeling on your tongues. The outdoor beer garden is decorated with vibrant colours and bright lights to set the mood for an unapologetically authentic Mexican dining and drinking experience.
Address: 15 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089598 | Website
Rooftop dining experiences are always a welcomed change in Singapore and 1-Atico is one you shouldn’t miss. Located on level 56, 218 meters in the sky, the restaurant is home to three different social experiences: “fire-in-the-sky” Argentinian Restaurant FIRE, Japanese-Peruvian-influenced Sumiyaki bar, and grill FLNT, and an extremely luxurious ATICO lounge.
The best part is, wherever you may choose to sit, you’ll still get to enjoy a panoramic view of the Orchard area. We’d say the best time to visit would be for dinner, when the sun is down, for an ultimate romantic experience that’s accompanied with wooden interior and warm orange lighting.
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, Level 55 & 56, Singapore 238801 | Website
25. Buona Terra
Housed in a traditional black and white colonial bungalow, Buona Terra is the perfect place for an intimate romantic dinner. Tucked in a corner along Scotts Road, the Italian Restaurant takes you out of the city, but yet isn’t too far off for you to take a night stroll down to Orchard Road.
Apart from excellent hospitality that makes you feel like home, Buona Terra also serves up authentic Italian cuisine that’s all carefully crafted by the personal vision of Chef Denis Lucchi, with both classic and modern takes on various dishes.
To provide you with the ultimate personalised experience, each dish is also presented individually instead of the common shared platters.
Address: 29 Scotts Road, Singapore 228224 | Website
26. Publico Ristorante
A brightly lit space and modern geometric furnishings are what you can expect from a visit to Publico Ristorante. Designed by New York firm AvroKO, the luxe interiors here are definitely on the next level.
Located along the Singapore River in the Clarke Quay district, you definitely shouldn’t miss an alfresco outdoor dining session here.
The indoor seating is also a great option, especially if you’d like to see your pizzas getting baked live in traditional pizza ovens – a pretty rare sight in Singapore.
Address: 1 Nanson Road, Singapore 238909 | Website
27. The Alkaff Mansion
The Alkaff Mansion should definitely be on the top of your list of restaurants to visit as a couple. Built to host romantic occasions, the European-style inspired architecture is located atop Telok Blangah Hill and houses three different dining concepts – Wildseed Cafe, UNA, and TXA Gastrobar.
Recuperate over the weekend with brunch at Wildseed Cafe, which is open to both humans and their fur friends, or immerse yourselves with the Spanish culture over at UNA with sumptuous classics like tapas, paellas, grills, and more. Last but not least, enjoy a sundowner at TXA Gastrobar where you can treat yourselves to a little customised Sangria Punch Bowl.
Address: 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178 | Website
28. Bar Cichetti
Into rich and exotic flavours? Bar Cicheti will satisfy all your tastebuds with fresh and bold flavours of handmade pasta, along with a good amount of wine for you to imbibe in.
Some signature pasta dishes to try here include the Sagna E Pezze (S$22/S$35), which features short ribbon squid ink pasta, topped with prawns, squid, clams, and passata. If you’re in for a spicy treat, we’d recommend you go for the Orecchiette (S$19/S$28), which features pork and fennel sausage, chilli, and red chikaroi.
Delectable food aside, Bar Cicheti is an Instagram-worthy space that’s worth the visit – think modern warm-toned mahogany interiors infused with a traditional Peranakan-tiled five-foot walkway.
Address: 10 Jiak Chun Road, Singapore 089264 | Website
29. P.S. Cafe East Coast Park
This crowd-favourite restaurant definitely needs no further introduction but its particular outlet located at East Coast Park is exceptionally beautiful and worthy of a visit for couples.
If you and your beau are fans of bright and breezy spaces, this would make a great date venue for a weekend brunch session with its minimalist and tropical furnishings as well as luscious greenery.
Also available here is a wide selection of exclusive seafood dishes that can’t be found at other outlets. Some signature dishes to give a try include the Lemongrass Mussel and Clam Spaghetti (S$29.50) as well as the classic Singapore Chilli Crab and Prawns (S$32).
With an experience that would totally take you back on a trip to Bali, this laidback space will have you coming back for more weekend brunches every week.
Address: 1110 East Coast Parkway, Cyclist Park, #01-05/06/07, Singapore 449880 | Website
Located in the heart of the Duxton neighbourhood, this 36-seater sushi bar serves up a variety of hand rolls that will send you leaving with a happy tummy. Here, you’ll find signatures like the High Roller Wagyu that is served uni, ikura, and caviar, along with a full-fledged alcohol menu to go with your hand rolls.
Plus, all foods are prepared right in front of you, giving you an omakase-like experience, at a fraction of the price.
Address: 52 Duxton Road, Singapore 089516 | Website
31. Dusk Restaurant and Bar
Many restaurants offer indoor dining experiences in the sky, but Dusk Restaurant & Bar takes it to the next level with an outdoor dining experience 100 metres above sea level that still allows you to admire a panoramic city view of our beautiful island, while enjoying the lovely night breeze.
Offering European dishes that are all curated by executive chef, Kenny Yeo, who has over 30 years of experience in French cuisine, we guarantee the food here will nourish the soul just like how the awe-inspiring scenic view heals the mind.
Be spoilt for choice with a menu that boasts signatures like the Cote De Bouf (S$98 for two) that features a 700g char-grilled prime bee that’s served with roasted marble potatoes and red wine sauce. Wash it down with refreshing cocktail options like a classic Long Island Iced Tea or the Red Sangria.
To get here, you’ll need to get on a cable car ride up to the peak of Mount Faber, so it’s definitely not for the faint hearted!
Address: 109 Mount Faber Road, Level 2, Faber Peak Singapore, Singapore 099203 | Website
32. II Cielo
For a taste of high-end fusion food, II Cielo offers unique dishes that spotlight a balanced harmony of Italian and Japanese cuisine.
Curated and prepared by Michelin-starred chef, Yohhei Sasaki, all food portions over at II Cielo are available in a tasting size, which is a great option so that you’ll have more space in your tummy to try out even more signatures from the restaurant. The menu also includes a full-fledged alcohol section, in which you’ll find yourself the perfect palate refresher – or two.
Apart from its world-class food, II Cielo is also located on the 24th floor of Hilton Singapore, with high ceilings and modern furnishings that will leave you with a truly luxurious dining experience.
Address: 581 Orchard Road, Level 24, Hilton Singapore, Singapore 238883 | Website
33. La Taperia
La Taperia is a must-visit not only for a taste of authentic Spanish cuisine but also for its Spanish-inspired furnishings that will totally have you reminiscing about your last trip to Spain.
If you and your significant other have yet to get the chance to go on a honeymoon trip, this restaurant would make a great alternative that would definitely have you feeling like you’re overseas.
Accompanying the very apt location is, of course, food that is just as authentic as the Spanish restaurant’s decor. Have a taste of Spain with a variety of sharing plates to choose from such as cold and warm tapas, paella, as well as mains like the Caldereta Asturiana (S$36) which is an Asturian seafood stew of shrimps, clams, squid, scallops, and rockfish.
No meal is complete without dessert, so satisfy your sweet tooth by rounding out your meal with a classic Crema Catalana (S$12), which is Catalan cream enriched with mango bits and an à la minute crispy caramelised topping.
Address: 1 Scotts Road, #02-10/11, Singapore 228208 | Website
34. Birds of a Feather
Filled with woody and earthy tones plus a ton of greenery strewn around the area for a pop of colour, this cafe not only makes for a perfect cosy date venue, but it’s also great for snapping a few OOTD shots for the ‘gram.
What’s more, the dishes offered at Birds of a Feather are not just delicious but are also priced really affordably so dining here will not burn a hole in your wallet.
With such modern furnishing, you’d probably expect a typical brunch cafe menu with dishes like savoury breakfast platters and pancakes with whipped cream. Well, you’d be surprised to know that the cafe actually serves food that’s an ode to authentic Asian flavours.
A must-try here is Find The Chicken in the Chillis (S$17), which is a classic chicken side dish that is deep-fried with a ton of dried chilli and accompanying spices – go for this only if both you and your date have good spice tolerance.
Address: 115 Amoy Street, #01-01, Singapore 069935 | Website
Additional reporting by Natalie Pang.